Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements (Policies)

Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements (Policies)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Consolidation, Policy [Policy Text Block]

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Columbia Sportswear Company, its wholly owned subsidiaries and entities in which it maintained a controlling financial interest (the "Company"). All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Use of Estimates, Policy [Policy Text Block]

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from these estimates and assumptions. The Company's significant estimates relate to sales reserves; allowance for uncollectible accounts receivable; obsolescence reserves for excess; close-out and slow-moving inventory; impairment of long-lived assets, intangible assets and goodwill; and income taxes.
New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block]

Effective January 1, 2021, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) in December 2019, which, among other things, removes specific exceptions for recognizing deferred taxes for investments, performing intraperiod allocation and calculating income taxes in interim periods, as well as targeted impacts to the accounting for taxes under hybrid tax regimes. At adoption there was not a material impact to the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In November 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-10 (“ASU 2021-10”), Government Assistance (Topic 832): Disclosures by Business Entities about Government Assistance, to increase transparency of government assistance including the disclosure of (1) the types of assistance, (2) an entity’s accounting for the assistance, and (3) the effect of the assistance on an entity’s financial statements. ASU 2021-10 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2021. Early adoption is permitted. The impact of this new standard will depend on the amount of future government assistance received, if any.